Media Center

Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade, August 21-22, 2021

This page is designed to give local, regional and national media outlets the resources and tools they need to best cover the Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, as well as other Charlotte Pride programs and events in 2020. Below you will find several resources and important information, including recent press releases and, as they are available, street closure information and details on credentials, access, parking, live broadcasts and more. Specific questions or other inquiries should be directed toward Charlotte Pride’s primary media contact. Official statements, comments and releases will be posted to our press release archive or available from our primary media contact.

Media Contact

Matt Comer
Charlotte Pride Communications Director

Press Releases

Latest Press Releases and Media Advisories:
Click here for an archive of our most recent press releases, media advisories and statements.


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Charlotte Pride’s very first priority is the safety, health, and wellness of our community, attendees, volunteers, sponsors, and other partners. We are closely monitoring all updates and recommendations regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Any updates to our programs and events will be made available below.

2020 Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade
The 2020 Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade originally scheduled for Aug. 1-2, 2020, has been canceled. See the full announcement here…

Community Events
Charlotte Pride has suspended all in-person meetings, community events, and programs until further notice, including all in-person volunteer, staff, and board meetings. Click here to learn about our virtual programming. Events scheduled in June and July will be postponed and rescheduled for a later date in the fall.

Reel Out Charlotte
The Queen City’s Annual LGBTQ Film Festival has been postponed to Oct. 24-Nov. 1, 2020. It was originally scheduled for May 9-17, 2020. Click here to read the release.

About the Festival & Parade

The Charlotte Pride Festival & Parade is the Queen City’s annual celebration of the LGBTQ community held in the heart of Uptown on Tryon Street each August. In 2019, the event attracted over 200,000 visitors over the course of the weekend. Over the past four years, the event has contributed more than $38 million in economic impact from out-of-town visitors to Charlotte. In 2017, the Charlotte Pride Parade became the city’s largest annual parade by total number of entrants and marchers.

The event supports the work and programs of Charlotte Pride throughout the year, including its Charlotte Latinx Pride and Charlotte Trans Pride programs and Reel Out Charlotte, the Queen City’s annual LGTBQ film festival, held each spring.

About Charlotte Pride

The festival and parade are the signature annual events for Charlotte Pride, the leader in LGBTQ visibility in Charlotte and the Carolinas. We present and collaborate on programs, projects, and activities, including the annual Charlotte Pride Festival and Parade, Charlotte Latinx Pride, Charlotte Trans Pride, Charlotte Women’s Pride, and Reel Out Charlotte, The Queen City’s Annual LGBTQ Film Festival, among others. Since its founding in 2000, Charlotte Pride has expanded its year-round programming and partnerships to better connect community members with its mission, vision, and values. It is now one of the largest LGBTQ Pride organizations in the American Southeast.

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